My research is focused on exploring design studios in education (from a variety of areas: architecture, product design, art etc.), and how aspects of the environment can be transferred across to Computer Science education; this involves looking at co-located developers during design and implementation phases of software projects (inspired by my Masters Thesis — CoffeeTable). This also relates to my main broad interest of collaboration in software development teams.
I am a digital innovation researcher (Ph.D. student), and part of the first cohort of the HighWire DTC. My background is in Computer Science and Software Engineering, but have been immersing myself in the Design discipline and exploring how Design and Computing cross. I have a wide and varied interest in many areas of Computer Science including software engineering (in a broad sense), software project management, education in computer science/software engineering, HCI and web development. I have also dabbled in Management Science and Project Management.
Christopher N. Bull and Jon Whittle. Supporting Reflective Practice in Software Engineering Education through a Studio-Based Approach, IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 44-50, 2014.
Christopher N. Bull and Jon Whittle. Observations of a software engineering studio: Reflecting with the studio framework. In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'14), IEEE, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2014, pp. 74-83.
Christopher N. Bull, Jon Whittle and Leon Cruickshank. Studios in Software Engineering Education: Towards an Evaluable Model. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ’13), IEEE Press, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013, pp. 1063-1072.
John Hardy, Christopher Bull, Gerald Kotonya, and Jon Whittle. Digitally Annexing Desk Space for Software Development: NIER track. In Proceeding of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ’11), ACM, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2011, pp. 812-815.